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UK Labour leader accuses government of trashing economy

Sep. 27, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party accused the governing Conservatives on Tuesday of losing control of the economy, and promised to take the U.K. out of an “endless cycle of crisis” if his party regains power after more than a decade. ...

Britain's Truss doesn't expect UK-US trade deal anytime soon

Sep. 20, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime Minister Liz Truss has kicked off her first visit to the United States as Britain’s leader with an admission that a U.K-U.S. free trade deal is not going to happen for years. Truss said a trans-Atlantic deal is not one of her priorities — a sharp contrast...

Live updates: Charles back in London as king; queen mourned

Sep. 09, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela offered condolences to the United Kingdom on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II’s death was headline news in several Latin American countries. ...

The prime ministers who served under Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 08, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II saw 15 British prime ministers come and go, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher to Boris Johnson to Liz Truss. Here is a list of the leaders who served under her and their years in office: ...

UK leader Truss vows energy relief, rules out windfall tax

Sep. 07, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Newly installed U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss told Parliament on Wednesday that she would tackle Britain's “very serious” energy crisis while still slashing taxes, ruling out imposing a windfall levy on oil companies to pay for her plans to offset the soaring cost of heating and...

New UK PM Truss vows to tackle energy crisis, ailing economy

Sep. 06, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss became U.K. prime minister on Tuesday and immediately faced up to the enormous tasks ahead of her: curbing soaring prices, boosting the economy, easing labor unrest and fixing a national health care system burdened by long waiting lists and staff shortages. ...

Liz Truss set to become new UK Conservative prime minister

Sep. 05, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss has been elected as the Conservative Party's new leader, the party announced Monday, and she will take office Tuesday as Britain's new prime minister to steer the country through an acute cost-of-living crisis. The 47-year-old Truss, who is currently...

Liz Truss: An heir to Thatcher intent on shaking up Britain

Sep. 05, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As a child, Liz Truss marched in demonstrations against Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As an adult, she came to admire Britain’s first female leader — and now she is about to enter No. 10 Downing St. with a Thatcherite zeal to transform the U.K. ...

As Boris Johnson departs, UK takes stock of his messy legacy

Aug. 25, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The moving vans have already started arriving at Downing Street as Britain’s Conservative Party prepares to evict Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The debate over what mark he left on his party, his country and the world will linger long after he departs in September...

Maggie's legacy: Divisive Thatcher looms over UK Tory race

Jul. 31, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two people are running to be Britain’s next prime minister, but a third presence looms over the contest: Margaret Thatcher. The late former prime minister dominated Britain in the 1980s, and has left a large and contested legacy. Critics see her as an intransigent...